Category: novels in translation

No 455 Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy, translated by Tim Parks

I’m continuing Literature in Translation Week for Novellas in November with Sweet Days of Discipline by Swiss writer Fleur Jaeggy. Fleur Jaeggy’s short novel, beautifully translated from Italian (the language Jaeggy writes in) by Tim Parks is an atmospheric evocation of the cruelties and emotions rife in a boarding school in postwar Switzerland. The narrator,…

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No 457 The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine & Aviva Kana

The Taiga Syndrome is a beguiling and dream-like novella exploring lost love and the wish to disappear. It is impossible to characterise but is part fairytale and part noir fiction, blending in magical elements to create a shimmering, slippery story. The Taiga Syndrome follows an unnamed ex-detective, tempted by one last job searching for a…

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No 465 A Certain Smile by Francoise Sagan (translated by Irene Ash) #1956Club

The 1956 Club is running this week! The twice-yearly Reading Clubs were devised by Simon at Stuck in a Book and Karen at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings Every six months a particular year is chosen to encourage fellow bloggers (and anyone online!) to read, discover, explore and share the love of books written in the particular year. …

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